Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton - I don't have the answer BUT...

August 05, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

How do we Cope?

 

It's been quite some time since my last Blog entry and I've missed connecting with all of you here SO much! I have a LOT of catching up to do, but in light of the recent tragic events in our country, I'll start with these thoughts...

 

Like most people I know, the recent rash of gun violence in the U.S. created a mixed bag of feelings... anger, sympathy, frustration, fear, and helplessness. These tragic events along with all the past mass shootings wreak havoc on so many innocent people and their families. Gilroy in particular hit a little too close to home. The only other time in my lifetime that I've felt this unsafe in my own country was during 9/11. And to know that these recent acts of violence are being committed against U.S. citizens by U.S. Citizens is even more disturbing. So how do we cope?

 

I'm not a therapist, nor do I have all the answers to this problem. But during difficult times, either personal or global, the only way I know to cope is to put something beautiful out into the universe. Something that made me feel the exact opposite – joyful, happy, and carefree. Exactly how I felt when watching this sweet little girl splashing in the water park in Nice, France without a care in the world.

 

Toddler-Girl-Jumping-in-Water-Park-Nice-FranceToddler-Girl-Jumping-in-Water-Park-Nice-FranceCandid photo of a little girl toddler splashing in a water fountain park in Nice, France.

Toddler-Girl-Jumping-in-Water-Park-Nice-FranceToddler-Girl-Jumping-in-Water-Park-Nice-FranceCandid photo of a little girl toddler splashing in a water fountain park in Nice, France. Reflection.


Can you remember a time when you felt like her? Do you have a photo, a letter, a poem, a song, or a special memory that brings up those same feelings? Please share in the comments below and put a little more beauty out into the world for others who might need it. I'd love to hear from you!

 

I hope these photos and comments bring a smile to your face, a little joy to your day, and spread good karma out into the universe.

 


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